That predicament came about thanks to the Wildcats’ 47-24 win over Webster County and Tilghman’s 31-7 defeat of Fort Campbell.
“We had a lot of kids that took a different approach to the week leading up to the game,” Trigg head coach Coby Lewis said. “That got us back on track. We’ve worked on blocking, and these kids are actually more proud of their blocks.”
Against the Trojans, Trigg’s offense had the ball for only one minute in the first quarter, and Webster led 10-6 at halftime. Lewis said senior Hakeem Tyler asked for time alone with his teammates before returning to the field for the second half, which the Wildcats dominated 41-14.
“It’s all about pride,” Lewis said. “Everyone wants to know what was said at halftime, but you’ll have to ask him. That’s big when a kid will step up and do that. It’s all about a difference in attitude. We decided if we’re going to do this, let’s do it right.
“The only thing I told them was to go out and have fun. They were sitting around looking like they were getting beat, but they’ve played this game since they were little to have fun.”
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